JT LeRoy: A Conversation with Savannah Knoop
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JT LeRoy: A Conversation with Savannah Knoop

by Hogan Short Novelist Laura Albert created JT LeRoy as a pseudonym for her semi-autobiographical novels Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things in 1999. But when the books took off, readers, journalists and publishers all expected to meet JT. For a while, Albert kept them at arm’s length by conversing on the … Continue reading

Canadian Film Week: A Conversation with VIFF Programmers Curtis Woloschuk and Tom Charity
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Canadian Film Week: A Conversation with VIFF Programmers Curtis Woloschuk and Tom Charity

by Noémie Attia Hi Tom and Curtis! Would you like to present yourselves?  Curtis: Sure. My name is Curtis Woloschuk, I’m the associate director of programming for VIFF and that deals both with the festival and the year round programming. As part of my festival responsibilities, I lead the programming of our Canadian section, both … Continue reading

SXSW: Survival of the Fittest
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SXSW: Survival of the Fittest

By Curtis Woloschuk, Associate Director of Programing Anyone who’s ever thrown themselves fully into a film festival experience knows that they come to rely on their survival instincts every bit as much as their discerning cinephilia. We’ve all seen (or perhaps even been) those VIFF diehards carting along a Tupperware of emergency rations so that … Continue reading

Special Guests at VIFF Vancity Theatre this March
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Special Guests at VIFF Vancity Theatre this March

March is shaping up to be a special one around here with several special guests in attendance! From filmmaker Liz Marshall, here for her new film, “Midian Farm,” to film critic Sean Gilman, who is lending his expertise on our much anticipated Jia Zhangke retrospective and our “Film Studies” lecture series teachers to name a … Continue reading

WHAT WALAA WANTS: A CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR CHRISTY GARLAND by Hogan Short
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WHAT WALAA WANTS: A CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR CHRISTY GARLAND by Hogan Short

What Walaa Wants played at VIFF 2018 and will be screening again at VIFF Vancity Theatre this coming Wednesday February 27th. This film follows Walaa from the ages 15-21 as this defiant young girl navigates formidable obstacles to reach her dream of becoming a policewoman in the Palestinian Security Forces. Often times we see stories … Continue reading